The Gathering Storm
My visit to Veld was much more exciting then expected. Contrary to the Valendar view the people of Veld are not godless heathens, they have devoted themselves to a new god they call Progress. They have discovered many Dwarven artifacts and put them to good use. Their streets are lined with lanterns which, fueled by underground pipes, are turned on and off as the dawn or dusk approaches. All of this, my guide assured me, could be done without the aid of magic. Indeed, ever Veldian I meet seems to preach the same thing: Soon Magic will be unnecessary. Yet as marvelous as this is, I hear darker rumors. An inventor I met claimed he could create life from metal and that soon his ‘automatons’ would erase the worlds need for labor.
Without regulation, will these new technologies lead Veld down the path of the Creator War?
-from the journal of Alisstar Sardon